Largaespada Lab Team
My project focuses on improving drug penetrance through perturbation of the Schwann Cell Tumor microenvironment in an accelerated Genetically Engineered Mouse Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor model.
My research focuses on Neurofibromatosis Type I syndrome using the pig as a preclinical disease model.
In my research, I aim to develop an understanding of the genes and pathways that control osteosarcomagenesis in order to provide new targets for therapeutic development.
Understanding the mechanisms of malignant peripheral neural sheath tumor initiation and progression in NF1 Syndrome
Lab Manager/Lab Technician
Research Assistant Professor
Safety Officer/Lab Technician
Past Lab Members
Dr. Acar is currently an Associate Professor at Konya University, Konya, Turkey
Dr. Been is now a senior research scientist at Recombinetics, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Dr. Bergerson is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Carlson is now a staff development scientist at Beckman Coulter, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Charbonneau is now an associate consultant at Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Collier is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Conboy is finishing the MD portion of her MD/PhD degree at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Dupuy is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Dr. Gavin is now in private practice.
Dr. Guerts is now an assistant professor at Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Hatler is now a Commercial Development Manager at R&D Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Hill is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Heath Science Center School of Dentistry, Houston, TX.
Dr. HImmel is now a patent attorney
Dr. Il-Kim is now a postdoctoral fellow at the lab of Dr. Scott Armstrong at Harvard University, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnie University.
Dr. Kurata is now a postdoctoral associate at Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Dr. Larson is now a postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Dr. LaRue is now a postdoctoral associate at the Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Li is now a staff endocrinologist at Phoenix VA Health Care System, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Litterman is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco
Dr. Long-Tsai is now in private practice
Dr. Maher is now director of business operations at Pairnomix, Maple Grove, MN
Dr. Marko is now a medical student at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Mathew is now in private practice.
Dr. Morgan is now a technical consultant to a law firm in Boston, MA
Dr. Ohlfest was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and was instrumental in founding the Brain Tumor Program
Dr. Rahrmann is a cancer research associate at Cancer Research UK
Dr. Shu is now a volunteer
Dr. Varshney is now a veterinarian/scientist at Genentech, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Watson is now a Senior Research Scientist at Recombinetics, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Dr. Zhang is a neurosurgeron at Mount Carmel in Westerville, OH